Corporate and Commercial Law
Durán & Osorio offers comprehensive and permanent legal advise in corporate, contractual, foreign exchange and commercial matters. The support and counsel provided by the Firm to its clients extends from the creation of the legal vehicles for conducting business operations in Colombia, to the advisory in M&A transactions and in the liquidation of these companies.
The Firm provides constant counsel to its clients in the management of its corporate affairs, focusing in the constant compliance with the obligations set by the entities in charge of the regulation and control of its activities, particularly the Superintendence of Companies and the Superintendence of Finance. As a part of this advisory, the Firm advises its clients in corporate governance matters, in the compliance of anti-money laundering and terrorism financing policies, in foreign exchange affairs and in their constant needs of amendments in their corporate structures.
Durán & Osorio also provides legal advice in M&A and asset purchase and sale transactions, where its profound knowledge in specialized sectors like infrastructure, energy and telecommunications is very valuable. Among other notable transactions, is it noteworthy the advisory to the Colombian government in the merger between Colombia Telecomunicaciones and Movistar, the country's largest merger to date. Other noteworthy advisories include our participation in Ecopetrol's IPO in New York and in drafting a fairness opinion regarding the valuation of the Nation's stock in Isagen, and recently, the Firm’s involvement as legal counsel to China Mingsheng Investment Group, China’s largest private equity firm, in the acquisition of Old Mutual International’s subsidiaries in Latin America.
The Firm’s portfolio of clients in this area is very diverse, including multinational consulting corporations such as McBains Cooper (UK), multinational corporations of the real sector like Gildan Activewear (Canada) or the construction sector like Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors (Netherlands) and Iridium S.A. (Spain, ACS Dragados Group). The firm also advises TMT companies in corporate and commercial matters, including advisories to Hughes Network Systems, Centurylink (formerly Level 3) and Heinsohn.